Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Buckingham man second in boat race

Buckingham man second in boat race | news-press.com | The News-Press: "Ultimate Florida Challenge, a 1,200-mile small boat race around the state."

Spanish Mackerel have arrived

Fort DeSoto Spanish Mackerel - PierandSurf.com


Spanish mackerel have hit the area, and should be fairly easy to catch from the Fort De Soto piers.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Video of Sanderlings at the beach

Here is a really nice quality of video showing sanderlings scurrying for snacks at a Fort De Soto beach


Wily monkey's escapades entertaining to everyone but wildlife officials - St. Petersburg Times

Wily monkey's escapades entertaining to everyone but wildlife officials - St. Petersburg Times: "'It's gotten way beyond the point where the jokes are undermining the important messages we need to get out there,' said Gary Morse, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission."

Egmont Key Lighthouse, Florida

Egmont Key Lighthouse, Florida at Lighthousefriends.com: "On September 23, 1848 a powerful hurricane covered Egmont Key with several feet of water. Keeper Edwards and his family, according to local legend, survived the storm by seeking refuge in a small boat tethered to a Palmetto tree. Shortly thereafter, Keeper Edwards rowed his family ashore and resigned."


Florida Lighthouse Day is coming up on April 24. Read the story above, and learn many other facts. Excellent page.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Brown-crested flycatcher visits Fort Desoto Park, Pinellas County, Florida

Brown-crested flycatcher visits Fort Desoto Park, Pinellas County, Florida


Fort De Soto Park gets its share of unusual avian visitors, and the bird-watchers turn out in force.

Ole Red Beak on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Ole Red Beak on Flickr


Fort De Soto is a bird photographer's paradise. Michael Skelton has an excellent collection of shots on Flickr.

Fort Desoto Park Pier

Fort Desoto Park Pier on Flickr


The sun is coming up and already there's a heron on top of the bait shop, just waiting for the action to start.

Great Fort De Soto pictures

Great Fort De Soto picture here:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UFRA6pc4gDY/S2962y2rkZI/AAAAAAAAAco/N5GEeUR68k8/s1600-h/sea+side+sea+grapes.png

See the rest of the collection here:

http://fortdesotophoto.blogspot.com/